18 more COVID-19 patients die in 24hrs in country...

Dhaka, Sunday   17 January 2021

18 more COVID-19 patients die in 24hrs in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:47 PM, 8 November 2020   Updated: 05:44 PM, 8 November 2020

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18 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 6067 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,20,238 as 1474 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Sunday. 

According to the release, a total of 12,760 samples were tested at 113 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 3,38,145 after another 1577 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. 

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 50,339,984 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,257,319 while 35,595,241 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.